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News Release

Monday, September 25, 2017

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: 77th Area detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying and locating the victim of a possible kidnapping.

On September 24, 2017 around 11:50 p.m., witnesses in the 100 block of West 79th Street heard someone yell for help. They saw a light gray four door sedan drive westbound on 79th Street, reverse and stop facing westbound. A male Hispanic in his 20s exited the front driver's side door and approached a female Hispanic who was walking eastbound on the south sidewalk of 79th Street. The male grabbed the female and carried her to the vehicle he had exited. He opened the front passenger door and put the female inside. The male closed the door and walked around the rear of the vehicle and entered the driver's side again. The front passenger door opened and the female exited the vehicle, but was pulled back inside. The vehicle drove away westbound on 79th Street.

Witnesses told the police the vehicle had a Texas license plate, the first three numbers were possibly "763".

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his 20s, 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds. Witnesses believe there may have been a second suspect in the vehicle.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the identity of the female or male in the video, please contact 77th Area Detectives at 323-786-5447. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.